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Well I was burning some disks and I just started wondering if anyone knew if when you burn CD's, does the reflection from them alter in any way? Would it change if it was just audio? Just visual? Text? Anyone know? I'm really looking forward to using some of the old CD's for an art project.

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NachoMahma (author)2008-06-24

. When you burn a disc you are changing how much light the disc reflects. . The data is stored in binary form, so, no matter if it's a video, Word document, or whatever, it's still just 1's and 0's.

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If a CD burner were combined with a program allowing exact control over each 1 and each 0 (or maybe several at a time) and they were turned from a string in to a cd shape by a gui you could edit reflections into them methinks...

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. There are experimental programs to do just that. They don't work very well as the diff between 1 and 0 is hard for the eye to see. Maybe it was just my discs/burner. . That's exactly how LightScribe works on the label side.

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I think lightscribe is the closest thing to it at the moment, however it would more be a case of write or not write, rather than binary, since the burned bits are different from unburned, I high speed writer going at lower speed could probably do this task...

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whatsisface (author)A good name2008-06-24

Yeah, it looks like he posted it 6 minutes before the topic was posted xD

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Kiteman (author)whatsisface2008-06-24

14 minutes after according to the numbers I'm looking at.

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whatsisface (author)Kiteman2008-06-24

I need glasses.

Slinks away

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Kiteman (author)A good name2008-06-24

I was just passing... (Don't forget to post your results)

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